50 posts tagged "Kate Moss"
With so many models switching up their strands this season and the entire cast at Prada undergoing dye jobs in less than forty-eight hours to form “gangs” of “antiqued” brunettes, blondes, redheads, and raven-haired beauties, Spring 2014 made a strong case for the power of change…a shade change, that is.
“Color can give you a stronger identity,” said hairstylist Duffy. He went on to add that “Charlotte Free is the American Kate Moss” because of her decision to defy her agent and think pink. Seems like showing your true colors (or at least rocking the hue you believe you should have been born with) not only sets you apart, but also helps pave the way to the top.
Since it’s the Friday before a holiday weekend, I thought we should celebrate early with a bit of inked-up eye candy.
Dennis Klaffert (left)—who has walked for Calvin Klein and Giorgio Armani—has twenty-three tattoos that he’s had done in various countries around the world. In addition to a family crest of his own making and a compass (both of which his dad also has permanently stamped on his body), Klaffert has a heart on every finger except for one. “My wife has the missing heart; it’s her only tattoo,” he says. “We got them when we were in Germany. We were married, but we didn’t have rings then. She got the one heart that I don’t have.” As if marrying a model wasn’t enough, the girl also nabbed a man who knows the meaning of (badass) romance.
As for the dude with the abs, his ink also has a story all its own. Twenty-two year-old Eli Hall has appeared in such shows as Hermès, Fendi, Salvatore Ferragamo, and Issey Miyake (mostly with a shirt on), but his often-hidden chest piece that reads “Optimize” is a reflection of his middle name, Happy. “That’s what I base my life on—being optimistic and constantly staying [upbeat],” says Hall. But the tat you can’t see in this photo—”Everlasting Light,” written on his right index finger—was more of an impulse decision based on his favorite song by The Black Keys. “A friend was learning how to do tattoos two years ago, and I let him practice on me. He gave me the tattoo at home on my couch in Salt Lake City,” he explains.
And boys aren’t the only ones getting in on the action—ink is as ubiquitous on the women of the runways as stilettos. Legend Kate Moss has two birds above her bum; Cara Delevingne frequently hits up Rihanna’s go-to guy (Bang Bang in NYC) for her work, like the lion on her knuckle; and Jourdan Dunn has “Riley” written on her hand to remind her of her son. Models’ bodies are no longer just a blank canvas on which designers’ dreams can come to life—check out The Look to see why even up-and-coming catwalkers are putting their own stamp on things.
Moss Covers a Men’s Mag for First Time in Seventeen Years; J. Aniston’s Got a Thing for Kale Chips; Kristin Scott Thomas and Sharon Stone on Aging; and More
The September covers are starting to leak, and while we weren’t surprised to hear that Kate Moss will be fronting yet another glossy (she was most recently the star of Allure‘s August issue), we never would’ve bet on the British edition of Esquire. Yesterday, the publication released several images of Moss (wearing nothing but a blazer and a sheer bodysuit with some strategically placed bedazzling), with a statement pointing out that “Moss hasn’t been photographed for the cover of a men’s magazine in seventeen years,” and is “still one of the sexiest, stylish, and alluring women on the planet.”
Jennifer Aniston, who has been busy promoting her upcoming movie We’re the Millers (out in early August), spoke with Access Hollywood about preparing for the scenes during which she wears nothing but lingerie (Aniston plays a stripper, so she knew what she was signing up for). Like anyone in her position, the 44-year-old actress put herself on a strict diet for the role. “I was on a very, like, you know—greens and vegetables and lean proteins and kale,” she said. “When I really wanted to have a cheat day, I had to have a kale chip.”
In other celeb beauty news, Jezebel did an interesting comparison of Kristin Scott Thomas’s and Sharon Stone’s different feelings about aging. The actresses are 53 and 55, respectively. Scott Thomas found herself considering plastic surgery after Cannes: “I saw lots of my contemporaries there this year, all looking so beautiful and gorgeous and healthy, and I just felt like an old ragbag next to them. I just thought, Maybe it’s time to do something about it, like a facelift.” Meanwhile, Stone was a bit more forgiving: “I have come close [to surgery]—but, frankly, I think that in the art of aging well there’s this sexuality to having those imperfections. It’s sensual,” she said. “[But] I don’t think there is anything wrong with cosmetic surgery at all. I think it’s great. But I don’t think it’s all right to distort yourself.”
Keeping things lighthearted (or light-headed, if you will), the Huffington Post called upon its readers to compile a list of “50 Things You Should Never Say to A Woman About Her Hair.” Highlights include: “Is that a weave?”; “What happened?”; and “It’ll grow out.”
Kate Moss Reveals Tanning Habits for Allure; Chloe Norgaard’s Rainbow-Hair Connection; Diptyque’s New Digs; and More
Kate Moss covers the August issue of Allure—her ninth cover for the magazine. In the article, the notoriously private supermodel open up about everything from her early insecurities regarding posing nude (“I used to be so scared about ‘Oh, I don’t want to show my body.’ Now that I’ve shown it, it doesn’t bug me about my moles, or ‘This isn’t big enough’ and ‘That’s not smooth enough.’”) to her well-documented tanning habits (“I don’t mind a bikini bottom. My husband likes lines on the bum—men like white bums, like a frame. I don’t do it on the boobs, though—I try not to have a white boob.”). Moss also broke down her daily beauty routine, saying, “I use that Moroccanoil stuff, and then I blow-dry [hair] upside down and brush it. Maybe I’ll give it a back-comb at the top.” And her cardinal hair-care rule? “Always clean hair. That’s a must. If in doubt, wash it.” Simple enough, right?
Chloe Norgaard has built a modeling career on her Technicolored tresses. In a video accompanying United Colors of Benetton’s Fall ’13 campaign, in which she stars alongside a slew of musicians and other fresh faces, the catwalker-cum-DJ discusses her first blue dye job in first grade: “My favorite color to have in my hair is rainbow. I can’t choose just one and love all colors except for brown.”
Diptyque disciples, rejoice: The cult French perfumer and candle purveyor announced that it will be opening its third New York store at 242 Mott Street in Nolita early next month. Bring on the eaux.
With this melt-your-face-off heat wave in New York showing no signs of letting up, we’ve been brushing up on warm-weather skincare. In addition to SPF protection, The Guardian advises: “Don’t even think about foundation, powder, and any elaborate makeup in this heat. Just apply sunblock, then a tinted moisturizer, and some concealer over any spots.” It also encourages switching to a waterproof mascara. In the same vein, BellaSugar’s roundup of blow-dryer-free hairstyles, including plenty of updated updos, was also helpful.
Well, that was fast. Not even a full month after debuting a red-carpet-stealing platinum-blonde dye job at this year’s Met Gala, Anne Hathaway is back to brunette. [NYDN]
Dita Von Teese does all of her own makeup, has been treating rosacea with the help of a dermatologist in Orange County for years, and stockpiles products from choice brands—as well as her own cosmetics range. So it shouldn’t be surprising that the burlesque queen had a little trouble selecting her top three beauty essentials during a recent interview. “Three? Oh my god, it’s more like 300! I have a lot of things that I absolutely can’t do without.” [Daily Mail]
The title of “Kate the Great” heretofore belongs to Ms. Middleton, not Ms. Moss. According to a new survey, the Duchess of Cambridge now beats out the super-est of them all when it comes to Britain’s most influential beauty icon. [Telegraph]